Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2022
Cáit is a nine year-old girl from an overcrowded, dysfunctional and impoverished family. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learnt to hide in plain sight from those around her.
As summer arrives and her pregnant mother’s due date approaches, Cáit is sent to live with distant relatives. Despite a warm reception from the woman, Eibhlín, the man of the house, Seán, keeps his distance from Cáit and she from him, but over time, their strained relationship begins to deepen.
Slowly, in the care of the Kinsellas, Cáit blossoms and discovers a new way of living. But in this house where affection grows and there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth.
In Cinemas July 21, 2022.
Directed by Colm Bairéad and faithfully adapted from from Claire Keegan's short story, Foster, first published in the New Yorker magazine in 2010, The Quiet Girl is a Gaelic-language story, produced by Cleona Ní Chrualaoí with cinematography by Kate McCullogh.
The Guardian called it "remarkable" and "exquisitely realised" and Screen Daily said "it should be seen as a classic of its kind".
Thanks to our friends at Madman we have three double passes to give away! To be in to win one double pass, click here to watch the trailer and answer the question below:
What does Seán leave on the table for Cáit?
A) A biscuit
B) A sweet
C) A key
Image: Catherine Clinch plays Cáit in The Quiet Girl